December 2, 2008
Have you recently completed a dissertation or thesis or major paper on a
subject related to museum education or interpretation?
MUSEUM EDUCATION MONITOR (MEM), the monthly e-newsletter, is compiling a
list of recently completed (2007-2008) major papers, theses and
dissertations for our upcoming December 2008 issue.
If you wish to share your completed work with others around the world
(and your paper is not already listed below), please send an e-mail to
[log in to unmask] that includes:
- your name
- year completed
- level achieved (M.A., Ph.D., Ed.D. etc.)
- your contact information
- brief abstract [no more than 50 words, please]
- URL, if the paper is available electronically
All listings are free of charge and displayed in their language of
origin. Deadline for the December issue is Friday, December 12.
MEM continues its policy of offering a free one year introductory
subscription to any student currently enrolled in a museum
education-related course or program. Visit
http://www.mccastle.com/Public/MEM.aspx for more information.
FYI, the following papers were listed in various MEM issues in 2008:
- Benjamin, Nora J., 2007. Building understanding in a museum exhibit:
Effects of event preparation on caregiver-child collaboration and
children's learning. PhD. Loyola University Chicago, 150 pp. Advisor:
Haden, Catherine A.
- Bethke, Lynn A. 2007. Constructing Connections: A Museological
Approach to Blogging. M.A. University of Washington.
- Chang, Eunjung, 2007. Making personal meaning from a museum
experience: Undergraduate students' art learning experiences at the
Indiana University Art Museum. PhD. Indiana University, 2007. 322 pp.
Advisor: Zimmermen, Enid
- Chen, Jingyu Chen. 2007. Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a
Mobile Exhibition Guide. The University of Waikato
- Cook, Bettye Alexander. 2007. A chronological study of experiential
education in the American history museum Ed.D., University of North
Texas, 255 pages; AAT 3300938
- Eliason, Clint B, 2007. Evaluating the effectiveness of supplemental
labels in museum exhibits.., PhD. Utah State University, 91 pp. Advisor:
- Freed, Tanya. 2008. Immersive virtual environments as unique learning
spaces in museum education. M.A . Concordia University (Canada), 2008,
113 pages; AAT MR40959
- Genshaft, Carole M. 2007. Symphonic Poem: A case study in museum
education. PhD. The Ohio State University 243 pp. Advisor: Ballengee
- Gill, Kate Bowen. 2007. Toward authentic communication: Analyzing
discourse in adult ESOL instruction in an art museum., EdD. Harvard
University. Advisor: Duckworth, Eleanor
- Howe, Scott Lee. 2007. The project of interpretation: Adolescents with
the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City).,
EdD. Teachers College, Columbia University. Advisor: Burton, Judith M.
- Kader, Laurie. 2007. Art and the museum: The educational partnership
between a museum and a school, MA. Concordia University, 93 pp.
- Ksonzek, Natalie. 2007. Invisible imperialism: Race, power and the
construction of the other in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in
Hull, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto., Ma. University Of
- Landry, Anik. 2008. L’évaluation pédagogique des activités éducatives
mises en ligne sur Internet par les musées québécois. [Evaluation from a
pedagogical standpoint of educational activities posted on the Internet
by Quebec museums] Thése de doctorat en technologie éducationnelle (Ph.
D), Université de Montréal, 236 p. Codirecteurs: Denis Harvey et Michel
- Maculan, Lena. 2008. Researching podcasting in museums: Can new
broadcasting models of publication make art more accessible? Ph.D.
University of Leicester.
- Mony, Rachel Sheal Preethi. 2007. An exploratory study of docents as a
channel for institutional messages at free-choice conservation education
settings. PhD. The Ohio State University. 166 pp. Advisor: Heimlich, Joe
- Nye, Caroline J. 2007. Administrative Issues Of Visitor Studies In U.
S. Art Museums. M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University.
- Perttula, Jill M.A, 2008. National museums as 'emporia of pleasure':
Marketing and exhibition in Canadian federal museums. Carleton
University (Canada), 153 pages; AAT MR36813
- Schultz, Elaine Ruth. 2008. A partnership of peoples [electronic
resource] : understanding collaboration at the Museum of Anthropology.
Ph.D. University of British Columbia, Canada.
- Templeton, Chelneca Kegley. 2007. The impact of a museum-based science
methods course on early childhood/elementary pre-service teachers'
self-efficacy and ability to develop curriculum using a constructivist
approach., EdD. Florida Atlantic University, 237 pp. Advisor: Burnaford,
- Van Noy, Johna B. M.A., 2007. Can museums promote community healing? A
healing museum model for Indigenous communities. University of Kansas,
96 pages; AAT 1449685
- Zeman, Katie. 2008. The “Y” And How Of Generational Differences And
Tour Guide Recruitment. M.A..Royal Roads University.
There is more information on some of these papers in the MEM Archives.
Please contact me at [log in to unmask] to request a guest research pass.
Feel free to get in touch for more information about this call or to
discuss your research. I look forward to hearing from you!
M. Christine Castle, Editor, Museum Education Monitor
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possible. Inevitably many of us are subscribed to several electronic
discussion lists related to museum education. For those who are, your
patience is appreciated. CC.}